Can your Financial Forecasting keep up with your growth?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 13/11/18 13:45

The alternative funding supplier, Greensill Capital, secured the largest UK investment last quarter, to achieve the status of Unicorn, following an investment of $250 million from General Atlantic. They knew to be able to forecast to the level of detail and accuracy, they needed something better than Excel, read how they and others turned to cloud planning to support their growth. 

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Tags: funding, forecasting growth

how to master analysis for better decision making

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 08/11/18 12:07

Finance is firmly in the driving seat when it comes to informing and making decisions. When a company is growing fast, it needs good solid information with intelligent insight to inform company decisions. Gone are the days when the whim of a CEO, or board bias drives direction and strategy. So lets look at what makes a great analysis team and how to get there. 

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Tags: New CFO, new in post

Are you descending into budgeting hell?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 11/10/18 15:38

For many, budgeting rounds are hellish, with no treats in store. If the mere mention of the 'B' word causes terror then maybe its time to look for another way. Our October webinar looks at BUDGETING BEYOND EXCEL. Join us to learn when is the right time to move from spreadsheets and hear the views of CFO's who don't dread budgeting any more. 

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Tags: budgeting, Excel

software is half the  story here are your   5 delivery essentials

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 09/10/18 17:15

When it comes to getting real benefit from any system, software is only half the story, the other half is delivery.  When choosing the right bit of kit to invest in, comparing functionality, reviews and reports all help in the decision making process. But what of the team that build and implement the software?  Here are our 5 tips to guide you through getting the perfect delivery. 

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Tags: cloud forecasting, transforming finance, FP&A, forecasting solutions, Financial planning

Can you buy confidence ?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 04/10/18 16:51

We all want more confidence in our ability to do our jobs. We'll go through years of education and professional training to develop more of this. But what if it's the tools of our trade which can genuinely make a difference to how we perform. This story is about Anthony. He built confidence throughout the business in the numbers, decision making, and his ability in the role, we ask if investment in new finance tools made the difference?   

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Tags: new in post, New CFO

why do media agencies need to forecast differently?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 03/09/18 10:48

Marketing, media and advertising agencies are different! Not only in what and how they do things but also in their commercial arrangements which affects how they measure and report financially. Take a read and learn what makes agencies different and can improve how they forecast.

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Tags: Financial planning, media

can you see cash flow in your financial forecasts?

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 07/08/18 07:07

It has long been said that cash is king and lack of it which  brings a company down. So to forecast using just P&L figures restricts the ability to see the impact of one of the key threats to an organisations ability to hit their targets. We take a look at why so many models fail to pull cash into the plan and what you can do to fix this with a few simple steps.  

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Tags: Adaptive Planning, Cash Flow, Forecasting, Profit & Loss, solution packs

Gartner rates Adaptive Insights

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 04/08/18 17:37

The latest Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions from Gartner is out, and Adaptive Insights shows it is a winner across the board. 

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Tags: cloud planning, financial analysis, Adaptive Suite, Formulate website, Gartner, FP&A, Project Delivery, implementation, Adaptive Insights Partner

Putting people at the heart of your forecasting

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 25/07/18 18:08

There are more ways to plan forecast and budget than ever before. More data, certainly adds to the possibilities, but also how businesses are structured and measure performance has evolved. Services driven by people performance need to be measured, and traditional cost centre budgeting doesn't always fit the structures behind today's organisations. So we took a look at how some of our customers have tackled modelling the most important asset of all - people. 

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Tags: forecasting solutions, Financial planning, Excel, Adaptive Insights, Forecasting faster, resource forecasting

Forecasting solutions behind the making of a Unicorn

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 18/07/18 12:23

The alternative funding supplier,  Greensill Capital, were announced this week as the latest company to achieve the status of Unicorn, that is, a privately owned startup company with a valuation of $1 billion, following an investment of $250 million from General Atlantic.

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Tags: funding, private equity funding, forecasting to investment, forecasting growth, high-growth

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